From the witness stand, the pediatrician Menia Grapsa said that she examined the 9-year-old and as she showed a good picture, she was not convinced that convulsions had occurred as her mother told her and so she decided that tests should be done. The doctor testified that at the time she thought it might be some kind of pill poisoning.
“I asked the mother if there were any medicines in the house and she told me that there were anti-epileptics that the doctor had given her for an ischemic stroke she had suffered. To my question about when the episode occurred in the child, he told me that it happened at about 5:30″, testified Mrs. Grafsa.
The doctor’s reference to “anti-epileptic pills” provoked a strong reaction from the defendant’s defense, which said that the defendant had told her in her argument with the doctor that there were anti-depressant pills at home. The result was that Mr. Kougias announced the filing of a lawsuit against the doctor, accusing her of false testimony. Following the procedure, the witness was asked if she understood that the child could be “taught” not to answer the doctors’ questions, with Mrs. Grapsa replying that “no doctor can think of such a thing.” “However, she did not immediately come to the hospital in a panic,” emphasized the pediatrician.
During these questions, the defendant stated that she was not feeling well and received permission from the president to leave the room.
Prosecutor’s investigation into the leakage of photos through the hall
A little earlier, there was tension in the courtroom as, on the sidelines of the hearing, the First Instance Prosecutor’s Office ordered an investigation into the publication on a social media account of photos of the accused and her estranged husband from the courtroom. The Prosecutor’s Office immediately ordered the Electronic Crime Directorate to identify the perpetrators and implement the Autoforo procedure for each culprit. The trial was adjourned until February 28.
See details of the development of the trial HERE